Postdoc in Energy Economics and Regulation DTU Management Engineering Denmark

Postdoc in Energy Economics and Regulation

DTU Management Engineering

Deadline 24 August 2017

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The Energy Economics and Regulation group at DTU Management Engineering offers a position as Postdoc in the area of operations research and application within energy production, energy systems, and energy markets.

The Energy Economics and Regulation group is part of the Systems Analysis Division which is placed within the Department of Management Engineering at DTU. The division conducts basic and applied research within the area of energy system analysis, policy instruments, regulatory issues, energy demand, geography, economics, and climate science.

Responsibilities and tasks 

With this Postdoc position, we want to strengthen our teaching and research competences within optimisation theory, hereunder stochastic and integer programming.

We are looking forward to a colleague that can interact with our current activities in the modelling and analysis of a variety of energy systems – often with applications motivated by policy goals and regulations. Your research focuses on production and integration of renewable gasses in future energy systems – especially within the Nordic countries that have high shares of variable renewable energy. The research will also focus on optimal market behavior for different energy technologies in the future energy systems.

Tasks includes:

  • Further develop existing mathematical models for renewable gas production to analyse the effects of changes in support and tax schemes
  • Develop mathematical models for optimal bidding strategies in energy systems with high shares of variable renewable energy
  • Further develop the existing energy systems model, Balmorel, to ensure lower running time and better performance. This work will involve a close collaboration with the Operations Research group in the Management Science division.
The Postdoc is expected to be one of the main lecturers in the master's level course Modelling and Analysis of Sustainable Energy Systems using Operations Research, giving lectures in introductory topics within operations research and applications within energy systems modelling.

We value knowledge sharing and cross functionality. Therefore, you are expected to cooperate and be eager to build relations with colleagues in the department and with other departments of DTU. In addition, you may participate in research-based public sector services.


Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD degree in operations research or mathematical-economics.

In addition to the above, the following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment: 
  • Strong background in operations research
  • Experience with mathematical models for renewable gas production and integration in energy systems
  • Experience with stochastic and integer programming in energy
  • Experience with energy systems models, preferably Balmorel
  • Interest in sustainable energy and energy systems
  • Experience with teaching on master's level
  • A longer-term interest in pursuing a research career
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Team player - the research is conducted in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment as well as in a Danish context
  • Proficiency in Danish (or Swedish, Norwegian) language is an advantage
The postdoc will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be assessed in more detail by a technical committee.

We offer

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace and period of employment:

Systems Analysis Division, DTU Management Engineering, DTU, Produktionstorvet 426, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

The period of employment is 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Klaus Skytte, head of Energy Economics and Regulation,

You can read more about Systems Analysis Division on

Application procedure: 

Please submit your online application no later than 24 August 2017. 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health both domestic and abroad.


DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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